Murder charge filed in shooting outside Savannah convenience store

Oct. 10– A man who recently moved to Savannah after previously living in Adamsville and Selmer was fatally injured in a Friday night shooting city police Investigator TJ Barker is describing as tied to drugs and a personal vendetta.
Barker said Brelyn Jamarcus Cherry, 21, was shot in the face and shoulder while seated in a vehicle parked at Cedar Pantry on Florence Road. He was pronounced dead at The Med in Memphis that same night.
The alleged shooter, Carlos Dewartherdo Ferguson Jr., 26, moved to Savannah from Memphis within the past three months and is charged with first degree murder, he said.
According to the preliminary investigative report, police were dispatched to the scene at 7:44 p.m. Witnesses advised a black male with dreadlocks and wearing a dark-colored shirt had fired five shots out of a blue sports utility vehicle.


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